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Approval Of Controversial South Dade Development Is Questioned By State

A controversial industrial project planned for development outside Miami-Dade County’s urban development boundary may be in question once again.

Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity just sent a letter to the county saying Miami-Dade erred in how it handled the approval process, potentially requiring a re-vote with a new commission on the South Dade Logistics and Technology District project.
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Moving Miami-Dade’s Urban Development Boundary Could Jeopardize Work To Restore Water Flow To Biscayne Bay

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Late last year, just before Miami-Dade County Commissioners made the controversial decision to move the urban boundary that protects wetlands and farms to make way for a warehouse complex in South Dade, former chairman Jose ‘Pepe’ Diaz lectured opponents at the crowded commission chambers.

“It is not environmentally sensitive land,” he said. “What is important is that the people are not misled. Because if it was environmentally sensitive land, none of us could go into it.”

But even planning officials say the area is, in fact, among the most sensitive, long seen as a key link to restoring the Everglades and fending off sea rise.

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Industrial Real Estate Rents Take Flight Near Airports

Industrial real estate near airports in the nation’s most densely populated areas could be attractive investments for 2023.

With transportation accounting for up to 70% of overall supply chain costs, businesses are increasingly locating their distribution centers closer to airports, according to CBRE Supply Chain Advisory.
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